Drinking Liberally Sioux Falls Chapter Blog

Special Notice: “Adopt-A-Vet” Fundraiser Today.

Today, Tuesday, May 28th, the day following Memorial Day, we take time out to honor Roger Andal, a veteran of the Vietnam War and a former Minnehaha County Democratic Chair who always fought to defend and promote Veterans' rights and concerns. Roger left us too early a few years ago but we remember his work for our community in a memorial to him just west of Spellerberg Park and next to the VA hospital.

As Democrats, we also honor Roger and all Veterans with an "Adopt-A-Vet" fundraiser today. The details are below:

Donate While You Dine!

Visit the Culver's Restaurant on Minnesota Ave. on Tuesday, May 28th, between 5:00 - 8:00 pm and Culver's will donate 10% of the total Dine-In sales receipts to the "Adopt-A-Vet Fundraiser." The funds raised will be used to buy passes to the Midco Aquatic Center, so vets can benefit from the warm therapy pool. Support local vets!

You have to eat. Why not eat a Culver's on MInnesota Ave tonight.
Please pass this notice on to your friends and family.

As always, Tonight, the 41 TapHouse

We meet as always at the "41 TapHouse" located west of Scheels on 41st St. There is plenty of parking, the atmosphere is relaxing, the food is great. Happy hour lasts 'til 6:00. It makes the evening very affordable. Join us.

In Trivia News: Mike Saba, Legislative District 9's Democratic Representative to the South Dakota House of Representatives, won our Trivia contest grand prize last week answering 8 of 9 questions correctly. He plans to use his $90.00 prize toward his efforts to encourage all eligible voters in his District to participate in our politics. With Mike's victory, we reset our Trivia contest's Grand Prize to $10.00. It may not be $90.00 but it could all be yours.

In Politics: In a somewhat defensive way, Americans like to think we are special. We point to the wealth we have created as proof of our superiority and we beat our chests proudly before the world. Yet, if truth be told, much of the advantage we have enjoyed over other countries is not based on our inherent superior qualities but because of the stable political system we inherited from our Founding Fathers. The Constitution they devised has proven strong enough to enforce uniform rules and laws within our borders and flexible enough to encompass a large market (once the largest in the world) that encouraged the economies of scale necessary to promote industrialization. We had our moments, the Civil War and the Great Depression but we overcame both to become the preeminent economic and military power in the World.

Yet, despite our current dominance, rather than proceed confidently into the future, we find ourselves governed by a fearful and feckless oligarch enabled by a Republican Party willing to suspend its principles and undermine our Democratic institutions for power and the financial benefit of its wealthy donors. Some contend that with Donald Trump America's luck has run out but I do not believe luck has anything to do with it. Rather, I think Donald Trump and his Republican supporters test both the strength of our institutions and our integrity as a people. Trump believes he can buy us, just as he has apparently bought our Republican Senators Thune and Rounds, for a few pieces of silver and the promise of a job.

I hope not. I hope that we can maintain our integrity and prove ourselves to be a virtuous people deserving of our prominence in the World. The 2020 election is less than a year and ½ away. Time will tell. In the meantime, "Resist".

I have failed to send out an invitation for two weeks, so here is our link to three week's worth of summaries of national progressive news, political cartoons, and opinion:
http://www.directzine4dems.com/1079.htm
http://www.directzine4dems.com/1080.htm
http://www.directzine4dems.com/1081.htm

I could use a drink.

Join us at Drinking Liberally tonight.
Don't let our name mislead you. We drink conservatively from 5:00 to 5:08, moderately 'til 5:15 and liberally to whenever. But, if you stay for karaoke, you may have stayed too long. And, as the Beer and Alcohol Companies encourage, we always drink responsibly.
Location: The "TapHouse 41", just west of Scheels on 41st St. in Sioux Falls.
When: 5:00 PM (almost) every Friday, Until: Whenever

Catch 22

We meet as always at the "41 TapHouse" located west of Scheels on 41st St. There is plenty of parking, the atmosphere is relaxing, the food is great. Happy hour lasts 'til 6:00. It makes the evening very affordable.

In Trivia News: No one won our Trivia contest grand prize last week. This week's prize increases to $80.00. It could all be yours or you could contribute your winnings to a cause of your choice (including your own).

In Politics, generally: One of my favorite books is "Catch-22" by Joseph Heller. The book's title refers to dilemmas we can not escape. The hero in the book is trapped in World War II and the absurdity of the Army with death the only escape. It sounds like an awful plot and a depressing situation but the book is actually very funny and enlightening as its hero navigates the absurdities of his military situation and the many corollaries of "Catch-22", my favorite two being "They can do anything to you, you can't stop them from doing" and, conversely, "You can do anything, they can't stop you from doing". In other words, in War the norms of society disappear and rules are only a veneer under which anarchy prevails.

It strikes me that we find ourselves in a "Catch-22" situation at every level of government. Whether it is Donald Trump and his Attorney General thumbing their noses at Congressional investigators, our South Dakota Republican government manipulating investigations into EB-5 and the beef plant in Aberdeen or the financial malfeasance in the South Dakota Department of Education revealed by the tragic murders and suicide in Plate, or our past Mayor and Sioux Falls city government hiding the terms of a $1 million settlement with the Event Center contractor or using technicalities to bond and then deny the voters of Sioux Falls the opportunity to vote on that bond issue, those in power (mostly Republicans) seem determined to do to us whatever we can't stop them from doing.

In "Catch 22" , the hero, unable to solve his dilemma, goes AWOL and starts paddling a rubber raft to Sweden. Not being fictional creatures, we don't have the "rubber raft" option. But we do have elections just over the horizon in 2020. With hard work, we can solve our dilemma, first in the spring by electing city councilors who believe in open government and then in November by ridding ourselves of Trump and the Republicans who defend his criminality and his attack on the rule of law.

Here is our link to this week's summary of national progressive news, political cartoons, and opinion:
http://www.directzine4dems.com/1078.htm
I could use a drink.
Join us at Drinking Liberally tonight.
Don't let our name mislead you. We drink conservatively from 5:00 to 5:08, moderately 'til 5:15 and liberally to whenever. But, if you stay for karaoke, you may have stayed too long. And, as the Beer and Alcohol Companies encourage, we always drink responsibly.
Location: The "TapHouse 41", just west of Scheels on 41st St. in Sioux Falls.
When: 5:00 PM (almost) every Friday, Until: Whenever

George Washington, the Constitution and McGovern Day.

We meet at the "41 TapHouse" located west of Scheels on 41st St. There is plenty of parking, the atmosphere is relaxing, the food is great. Happy hour lasts 'til 6:00. It makes the evening very affordable.

In Trivia News: Elwynn won our Trivia contest's $120.00 grand prize last week. He generously contributed $60.00 back to our prize pool, which, along with our weekly $10.00 contribution, brings this week's prize to $70.00. It could all be yours or you could contribute your winnings to a cause of your choice (including your own).

In Politics: Nationally: It is confirmed. Donald Trump heads a criminal organization and, with few exceptions, every Republican official, elected or appointed, is on the take in some form. Shame on all of them. Unfortunately, our founding fathers modeled the Presidency after George Washington. They didn't adequately consider how to handle an overtly criminal President supported by a corrupt Republican faction in Congress. In defense of their error, they were euphemistically all "Gentlemen" back in 1789, even that black-jack, Aaron Burr, and they couldn't imagine a dishonorable, shameless, and ungentlemanlike con man such as Donald Trump gaining control of the Federal Government. But it has happened and, given the Republican Party's continued complicity with Trump, only time and the 2020 general election will tell if our system of government can survive our founding fathers' omission.

Here is our link to this week's summary of national progressive news, political cartoons, and opinion:
http://www.directzine4dems.com/1077.htm

In South Dakota: Ann Tornberg relinquishes her position as Chair of the South Dakota Democratic Party (SDDP) to Paula Hawks after this weekend. While I have been critical of Ann at times, I recognize and honor her hard work and her contribution in money and time to the SDDP. I wish her well.

Speaking of the SDDP, it holds its annual McGovern Day Dinner in Sioux Falls this Saturday. On Thursday, the SDDP announced its co-keynote speakers for the event (Drum roll, please) and they are progressive entrepreneur Joe Sanberg and former congressional candidate J.D. Scholten. Whom, you ask? I reprint the SDDP's press release below to better answer any questions you may have.

"Sanberg, Scholten to Headline 2019 McGovern Day Banquet
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota Democratic Party announced today that progressive entrepreneur Joe Sanberg and former congressional candidate J.D. Scholten will be the keynote speakers at its annual McGovern Day Banquet Dinner, set to begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 at the Best Western Plus Ramkota Hotel in Sioux Falls.
"I am pleased to have two dynamic speakers at this year's McGovern Day," said Ann Tornberg, South Dakota Democratic Party Chair. "Both Joe and J.D. care deeply about making life better for working people in our country. J.D.'s great campaign against Rep. Steve King last year, and Joe's nonprofit work show their energy and their dedication to making sure our country's economy works for everyone, not just those at the top."
Sioux Falls AFL-CIO President Kooper Caraway, State House Democratic Leader Jamie Smith, and 2018 Gubernatorial nominee Billie Sutton and will also speak at the dinner. Video greetings from several presidential candidates will be shown as well.
Joseph N. Sanberg is a progressive entrepreneur who is working through both the public and private sectors to end poverty and make people's lives better. He has been one of the nation's leading advocates for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for low-income families. In 2015, he successfully lobbied legislators in his home state of California to create the state's first EITC. Then-California Gov. Jerry Brown's top adviser Nancy McFadden called Sanberg the "spark" behind the state's efforts to pass and implement the new program. When the state didn't allocate enough money for outreach, Sanberg created CalEITC4Me. This community organizing program has connected working California families with more than $4 billion of state and federal Earned Income Tax Credits. In 2018, Sanberg founded Working Hero PAC, a people-powered political organization to support elected leaders and candidates who champion policies that will help end poverty. In 2019, Sanberg also created Working Hero Action to expand his successful model of EITC outreach beyond California, and advocate for policies that will help all Americans afford their basic needs.
Sanberg is also Co-Founder of Aspiration.com, an online financial company which empowers people to choose whatever fees they think are fair (even zero) and enables them to bank, invest, and spend in accordance with their values. Aspiration's approach has made it the fastest-growing and most beloved consumer financial company in America. He is also a leading investor in a number of industry-changing companies including: Blue Apron, the largest fresh meal-kit company in the United States, and IVY, the leading social university.
A 5th generation Iowan, J.D. Scholten was the 2018 Democratic nominee against Rep. Steve King in Iowa's 4th District. He received nationwide attention for his strong grassroots campaign, falling just 3 points short in a district that Donald Trump won by 27 points in 2016. He grew up in Sioux City. He attended college and played baseball at Morningside College and the University of Nebraska. After college, he played baseball in 7 different countries. He then went on to work as a paralegal before he launched his congressional campaign. Currently, J.D. is the State Director for Working Hero, an antipoverty nonprofit that focuses on raising awareness of the Earned Income Tax Credit."

Tickets to the McGovern Day Dinner can be purchased by going to the SDDP's web site or at the door.

I could use a drink.

Join us at Drinking Liberally tonight.

Don't let our name mislead you. We drink conservatively from 5:00 to 5:08, moderately 'til 5:15 and liberally to whenever. But, if you stay for karaoke, you may have stayed too long. And, as the Beer and Alcohol Companies encourage, we always drink responsibly.
Location: The "TapHouse 41", just west of Scheels on 41st St. in Sioux Falls.
When: 5:00 PM (almost) every Friday, Until: Whenever

As always, Tonight, the 41 TapHouse

Lethargy prevented yours truly from sending out invitations the past two weeks and I apologizes for it. But we have been meeting as we always do and as will again today, this Easter weekend, at the "41 TapHouse" located west of Scheels on 41st St. There is plenty of parking, the atmosphere is relaxing, the food is great. Happy hour lasts 'til 6:00. It makes the evening very affordable. Join us.

In Trivia News: No one won our Trivia Contest grand prize last week. This week's Prize stands at $120.00. It could all be yours or you could contribute your winnings to a cause of your choice (including your own).

In Politics: The Mueller report is finally out and, despite Attorney General Barr's assurances to the contrary, it confirms the worst about Donald Trump. At times it is difficult to describe the abhorrence I feel as Trump daily tramples on the customs and traditions which bind us together as a Country. But, having watched the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris burn almost to the ground this week, I would compare Trump's presidency to that event. In his series on Civilization, Kenneth Clark famously said, as the camera panned out to show the magnificence of Notre Dame, that he couldn't describe what Civilization is but he knows it when he sees it. That symbol of Western Civilization now lies partially destroyed for all to see, saved from total destruction only by the firemen and women of Paris. It will hopefully be rebuilt by the people of France.

Much as fire consumed Notre Dame, Trump daily attacks our institutions, the rule of law, and our international network of alliances which together provide the foundation of our Country's prosperity and strength. Trump perceives these same institutions as a threat to the culture of White Male privilege which has nurtured him and his followers. He believe they impede his desires. He wants to pull them down and pull us back to a darker time. Whether he will succeed is still an open question but the slow burn he started is threatening to become a conflagration. We are the firemen and women of our country. We are the only ones who can extinguish the fire Trump has begun and determine what kind of country we want to be. Do we want a Country hopeful, tolerant, prosperous and open to new possibilities, or a Country of Trump, selfish, intolerant, poor and afraid of what is different? The next election will tell the story. Can we count on you?

Here is our link to this week's summary of national progressive news, political cartoons, and opinion:
http://www.directzine4dems.com/1076.htm

In South Dakota, the South Dakota Democratic Party will hold its annual McGovern Day Dinner in Sioux Falls next week, April 27th. As of this writing the main speaker for the event is list on the SDDP's Web site as "to be announced'.

Join us at Drinking Liberally tonight. There is much to talk about.
Don't let our name mislead you. We drink conservatively from 5:00 to 5:08, moderately 'til 5:15 and liberally to whenever. But, if you stay for karaoke, you may have stayed too long. And, as the Beer and Alcohol Companies encourage, we always drink responsibly.
Location: The "TapHouse 41", just west of Scheels on 41st St. in Sioux Falls.
When: 5:00 PM (almost) every Friday, Until: Whenever

As always, Tonight, the 41 TapHouse

We meet at the "41 TapHouse" located west of Scheels on 41st St. There is plenty of parking, the atmosphere is relaxing, the food is great. Happy hour lasts 'til 6:00. It makes the evening very affordable.

In Trivia News: No one won our Trivia Contest grand prize last week. This week's Prize stands at $110.00. It could all be yours or you could contribute your winnings to a cause of your choice (including your own).

In Politics: Trump's hand picked Attorney General, William Barr, received Special Counsel Robert Mueller's long awaited report on Trump's collusion with Russia and obstruction of justice last week. Barr summed Mueller's report up this way, "There is smoke everywhere and Trump is the only guy with any matches. We have even found a few fires, but we haven't found a connection between the fires and Trump's matches. Therefore I declare Trump innocent....How, you ask? ... How do you think I got this job, you dimwit."

Here is our link to this week's summary of national progressive news, political cartoons, and opinion:
http://www.directzine4dems.com/1073.htm

In South Dakota, Democrats choose their Chairperson for the next four years last Saturday. The current Chair, Ann Tornberg, could not withstand Paula Hawk's sour grapes campaign and lost to Paula on the second ballot. On the first ballot, Ann received 23% to Paula's 45%. The other four candidates received the following percentage of votes on the first ballot: Allison Renville 3%, Tom Cool 12%, John Kennedy Claussen 12%, John Cunningham 3%. in the other officer contests, Randy Sieller of Fort Pierre was elected Vice-chair over Paula's hand picked candidate and Lorri May and Bill Nibbelink were re-elected Secretary and Treasurer respectively.

Time will tell if the Democratic Party chose wisely and can reverse its long decline.

I need a Drink.

Join us at Drinking Liberally tonight. Let's talk about it.
Don't let our name mislead you. We drink conservatively from 5:00 to 5:08, moderately 'til 5:15 and liberally to whenever. But, if you stay for karaoke, you may have stayed too long. And, as the Beer and Alcohol Companies encourage, we always drink responsibly.
Location: The "TapHouse 41", just west of Scheels on 41st St. in Sioux Falls.
When: 5:00 PM (almost) every Friday, Until: Whenever

Anxious To Get Home, the Democratic Party Truncates Its Chair Election

We meet at the "41 TapHouse" located west of Scheels on 41st St. There is plenty of parking, the atmosphere is relaxing, the food is great. Happy hour lasts 'til 6:00. It makes the evening very affordable.

In Trivia News: No one won our Trivia Contest grand prize last week. This week's Prize stands at $100.00. It could all be yours or you could contribute your winnings to a cause of your choice (including your own).

In Politics: Everyone is waiting with bated breath for the Mueller Report.

Here is our link to this week's summary of national progressive news, political cartoons, and opinion:
http://www.directzine4dems.com/1072.htm

In South Dakota, Democrats wait with a yawn and a stretch to pick their Chairperson for the next four years. The current Chair, Ann Tornberg, has not been able to reverse the Democratic Party's continued decline into irrelevancy. (Its percentage of the electorate has declined from 35% to 29% during Ann's tenure.) Ann seeks reelection anyway. Five others, Allison Renville, Tom Cool, John Kennedy Claussen, John Cunningham and Paula Hawks have announced their candidacy for the Chair position. All have their strengths and weaknesses. Starting with Ann I will briefly describe how their opponents characterize each of the current candidates. Ann, "we need a change"; Allison: "too young, but she would make a great staff person"; Tom: "too institutional"; Claussen: "too historical"; Cunningham, "too Pro-life"; and Paula, "too opportunistic" (In 2012, Paula betrayed her fellow Democratic House candidate and teamed up with her Republican opponent. As a wit told me, we don't need a Republican running the Democratic Party.) Luckily, I don't have a vote so I don't have to choose.

It will be difficult for any of the announced candidates to pull the Party together and overcome its east/west, rural/urban, and pragmatic/ideological purity divides. But then that is what politics is all about isn't it? Overcoming divides? That and giving everyone the time and space to make a common choice. Unfortunately, the South Dakota Democratic Party's executive board wants to get home quickly and has proposed that after the first ballot, if no one receives a Majority, the top two candidates face off in a tie breaking vote. This forecloses new candidates or those with little initial support from becoming compromise candidates and unifying the Party's various factions. But then, hey, this is only the Democratic Party. It is more important to get home early then to pick a leader who can reform the Party, give it direction, and infuse Democrats with the energy and organization they need to become relevant again in South Dakota.

I need a Drink.

Join us at Drinking Liberally tonight. Let's talk about it.
Don't let our name mislead you. We drink conservatively from 5:00 to 5:08, moderately 'til 5:15 and liberally to whenever. But, if you stay for karaoke, you may have stayed too long. And, as the Beer and Alcohol Companies encourage, we always drink responsibly.
Location: The "TapHouse 41", just west of Scheels on 41st St. in Sioux Falls.
When: 5:00 PM (almost) every Friday, Until: Whenever

Republican Kowtowing and the South Dakota Democratic Party

We meet at the "41 TapHouse" located west of Scheels on 41st St. There is plenty of parking, the atmosphere is relaxing, the food is great. Happy hour lasts 'til 6:00. It makes the evening very affordable.

In Trivia News: No one won our Trivia Contest grand prize last week. This week's Prize stands at $90.00. It could all be yours or you could contribute your winnings to a cause of your choice (including your own).

In Politics: Nationally, common sense prevailed briefly in the US Senate as it voted 59 to 41 to disapprove of Trump's Southern Border emergency declaration. Unfortunately, South Dakota's two Senators, John Thune and Mike Rounds, supported their "dear leader" and his attempt to further undermine the checks and balances of our Constitution. They were last seen crawling backward on their bellies as they KowTowed to Trump in absolute supplication, all the while repeating the refrain, "You are great. You are Grand. Your wall may be stupid, a big waste of money, but we stand with you and the rest of your clan, for Roses are Red, Violets are blue, and, hell, we'll admit it, we're corrupt just like you."

Here is our link to this week's summary of national progressive news, political cartoons, and opinion:
http://www.directzine4dems.com/1071.htm

In South Dakota, the South Dakota Democratic Party (SDDP) will choose its Chairman for the next four years next week in Oacoma. There are five Democratic Candidates and one candidate who claims to be a Democrat when it is convenient for her. (Paula Hawks).

Despite a lot of good intentions and whatever the results, the SDDP will probably remain what it is today, a Top Down organization whose leaders will continue to wonder why its members don't participate and do their bidding. Rather than live up to its name and reform itself and become a truly (small "d") democratic organization, the SDDP will most likely remain a rural dominated Party in which "one county" rather than "one person" equals one vote and in which a Harding County with its 173 Democratic voters will have as much say in Party affairs as a Minnehaha, Pennington, Beadle or a Brown County with their tens of thousands of Democratic voters.

It was pointed out the other day that South Dakota has more cows per capita than any other state in the Nation. As long as the SDDP is governed on the basis of "one cow equals one vote" it and its candidates will never be able to form a message that resonates with a majority of both urban and rural voters. Instead it will lie moribund on the table as it does now, only partially organized and available to any cohesive interest group to use as a platform for its agenda, no matter how popular or unpopular that interest groups ideas may be to the general public.

It is a sad state of affairs because the Democratic Party affords ordinary people one of the few structures where they can regularly express their political preferences and attempt to influence the public discussion. Alternatively, people can either accept their powerlessness or choose to form and fund an independent organization of their own, an alternative, which for practical purposes, is available only to the wealthy, the well connected or those with a lot of extra time on their hands.

Despite my skepticism, I wish the SDDP well for they are the only alternative in town to the Republican Party, the Party of Trump, an alternative totally unacceptable to me for many reasons but also because, unlike our Senators, I don't feel like Kowtowing anytime soon.

I need a Drink.

Join us at Drinking Liberally tonight. Let's talk about it.
Don't let our name mislead you. We drink conservatively from 5:00 to 5:08, moderately 'til 5:15 and liberally to whenever. But, if you stay for karaoke, you may have stayed too long. And, as the Beer and Alcohol Companies encourage, we always drink responsibly.
Location: The "TapHouse 41", just west of Scheels on 41st St. in Sioux Falls.
When: 5:00 PM (almost) every Friday, Until: Whenever

Tonight's Discussion Subjects: Stormy and Love

We meet at the "41 TapHouse" located west of Scheels on 41st St. There is plenty of parking, the atmosphere is relaxing, the food is great. Happy hour lasts 'til 6:00. It makes the evening very affordable.

In Trivia News: No one won our Trivia Contest grand prize last week. This week's Prize stands at $80.00. It could all be yours or you could contribute your winnings to a cause of your choice (including your own).

In Politics: In an effort to demonstrate his absolute supplication to Donald Trump and Trump's demands of total fealty to whatever his whim of the moment might be, our own Senator Rounds defended Trump's $130,000 hush money payment to Adult Film actress Stormy Daniels by stating that Trump " made the payment because he loved his family…." Rounds really said that. I didn't make that up.

So to follow Rounds' logic, Trump may have sent his wife Melania a valentine card this year that read something like this, " Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm having sex with a pron star again to show my love for you."

Last week I speculated that our Senator's, Thune and Rounds, could rationalize just about anything to support Trump's right-wing and often fascist agenda. Unfortunately for all of us and for our Country, even I didn't know how right I was.

Our Republican leadership is feckless. If you are a Republican and love our country, it is time to look elsewhere for leadership. But then again, according to Senator Rounds, you could demonstrate your love of country by having sex with a porn star.

Here is our link to this week's summary of national progressive news, political cartoons, and opinion:

http://www.directzine4dems.com/1070.htm

I need a Drink.
Join us at Drinking Liberally tonight. Let's talk about it.
Don't let our name mislead you. We drink conservatively from 5:00 to 5:08, moderately 'til 5:15 and liberally to whenever. But, if you stay for karaoke, you may have stayed too long. And, as the Beer and Alcohol Companies encourage, we always drink responsibly.
Location: The "TapHouse 41", just west of Scheels on 41st St. in Sioux Falls.
When: 5:00 PM (almost) every Friday, Until: Whenever

Opps! I Stand Corrected.

I should be more careful. Sometimes people act out of form. After voting with Trump to oppose opening the Government until Trump got the $5.7 billion he requested for his border wall, South Dakota's sole Representative, Dusty Johnson, switched sides and voted to disapprove of Trump's Emergency Declaration for our southern border. He said he feared that a crazy, liberal President who agreed with people like me might someday abuse the President's Emergency Powers, too. That's a good enough reason for me. I apologize to Mr. Johnson for misreporting his vote.

Johnson still supports the border wall as do Senator's Thune and Rounds. But he has demonstrated that he values our Democratic institutions over partisan politics, a least in this instance.

Senator Thune and Rounds still haven't fully declared how they will vote. Hummm... Democracy or Trump... Such a difficult decision........for a Republican.

Thank you for choosing Democracy, Dusty.